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Liz Coleman:
A call to reinvent liberal arts education

TED2009 · 18:38 · Filmed Feb 2009
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Liz Coleman: A call to reinvent liberal arts education
18:38 · Filmed February 2009 at TED2009 · Subtitles available in 21 languages

Bennington president Liz Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical reform in higher education. Bucking the trend to push students toward increasingly narrow areas of study, she proposes a truly cross-disciplinary education — one that dynamically combines all areas of study to address the great problems of our day.

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Liz Coleman radically remade Bennington College in the mid-1990s, in pursuit of a new vision: higher education as a performing art. Full bio
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